Coping with Obstacles to Linking Sustainable Development to Disasters,

 

223

   

 Models of Development and Humanitarian Aid Delivery Systems,

 

228

   

 Collaborative International Research,

 

239

   

 Recommendations,

 

243

7

 

THE ROLE OF STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGIES AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING STUDIES OF HAZARDS AND DISASTERS

 

248

   

 Doing Hazards and Disaster Research,

 

250

   

 The Challenges of Post-Disaster Investigations and Increasing Their Value,

 

254

   

 The Hazards and Disasters Informatics Problem,

 

259

   

 Relationship of State-of-the-Art Technologies and Methods to Hazards and Disasters Informatics Issues,

 

269

   

 Recommendations,

 

282

8

 

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION AND APPLICATION

 

286

   

 Social Science Research on the Utilization of Hazards and Disaster Information,

 

287

   

 General Insights on Knowledge Dissemination and Application,

 

290

   

 Vignettes from the Knowledge Delivery System,

 

293

   

 Interpersonal Contact,

 

295

   

 Planning and Conceptual Foresight,

 

298

   

 Outside Consultation on the Change Process,

 

301

   

 User-Oriented Transformation of Information,

 

303

   

 Individual and Organizational Championship,

 

306

   

 User Involvement,

 

308

   

 Nonadoption of Social Science Knowledge,

 

309

   

 Disaster Research and Application and Hurricane Katrina,

 

313

   

 Recommendations,

 

313

9

 

THE PRESENT AND FUTURE HAZARDS AND DISASTER RESEARCH WORKFORCE

 

317

   

 Workforce Structure,

 

319

   

 Workforce Profile,

 

322

   

 Work Settings,

 

328

   

 Designing a Workforce to Meet Future Challenges,

 

329

   

 Recommendations,

 

331

   

 Conclusion,

 

339



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